Lifting New Jersey COVID-19 Restrictions Prompts Questions about Legal Immunity
Jonathan L. Berkowitz, a partner in the firm’s Management and Professional Liability practice, was quoted in an article for The Daily Journal discussing New Jersey’s decision to not lift immunity for health care facilities after New York and Connecticut recently rolled back immunity protections.
In the article, Jonathan talks about how proponents of repealing immunity have a “fair position,” but recommends that policymakers resist the urge to “legislate with hubris,” because there are still unanswered questions about COVID-19.
“While things may be more normal now, are things normal, period?” Jonathan said. “I don’t know if that’s the case. It’s a difficult thing to answer with conviction, to be conclusive about it.”
READ THE FULL ARTICLE:
- “As New Jersey Slowly Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions, Some Say Legal Immunity Should End, Too,” The Daily Journal, May 3, 2021
MORE ABOUT GOLDBERG SEGALLA’S JONATHAN L. BERKOWITZ:
Jonathan L. Berkowitz focuses his practice on representing nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care agencies, substance abuse rehabilitation providers, medical transportation providers, day- and child-care facilities, trucking companies, transportation providers, and construction companies in matters involving management and professional liability. Jon’s practice regularly includes defending clients against catastrophic injury claims as well as wrongful death litigation.